Isthmus Abode

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    Beth Skogen

    Century home

    Beth Skogen’s bungalow is a cozy reason to throw a party. The Madison photographer brought sentiment and a touch of whimsy to decorating, right up to and including her alley garage. more

    May 4, 2017


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    Terrace time

    Thinking about starting a garden in your terrace this year? Here are the tricky details. more

    May 4, 2017

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    Beth Skogen

    Character-building exercise

    Madison accessories designer Bethany Nelson brings her love of simplicity and eclectic finds to her 1941 home. It all starts at her bright yellow front door. more

    May 4, 2017

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    Stephanie Hofmann

    Putting the fun in functionality

    The least-expensive units in new luxury high-rises might mean something as small as a 350-square-foot efficiency or a 500-square-foot one-bedroom. Small-space hacks improve a “cozy” apartment. more

    May 4, 2017


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    Sharon Vanorny

    Color evangelist

    Graphic designer Emily Balsley doesn’t hold back with home design. Her secret weapon? A can of spray paint. more

    May 5, 2016

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    Tracy Walsh

    Who needs soil for gardening?

    Gardening renaissance man Joel Karsten is invited around the world to share his technique of growing food out of ordinary straw bales. more

    May 5, 2016

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Isthmus Picks
  • Herb Day

    Annual Madison Herbal Institute event, with free classes for all ages, walks. more

    Jun 25, 2017

    10:00 AM

    Olbrich Gardens

  • Barks for Parks

    Dane County dog parks fundraiser, with all-ages activities for dogs & people, music by Oak Street Ramblers, Dancers with Woofs, food. $5 ($15/family). more

    Jun 25, 2017

    12:00 PM

    Wisconsin Brewing Company, Verona

  • Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair

    Juried show with 200+ artists, 9 am-5 pm on 6/24 and 9 am-4 pm, 6/25, Jefferson Street, Spring Green. more

    Jun 25, 2017

    9:00 AM

  • The Ugly Duckling

    Fresco Opera Theatre "Garage Opera" production(all 2 pm): 6/10, 21 La Crescenta Circle; 6/11, 1248 Mockingbird Lane, Sun Prairie; 6/17, 300 Lindsay Way, Cottage Grove; 6/24, 4412 Sentinel Pass, Fitchburg; 6/25, 21 Shea Court. Free. more

    Jun 25, 2017

    2:00 PM

  • William Elliott Whitmore

    With Lou Shields. $15 ($13 adv.; ages 18+). more

    Jun 25, 2017

    8:00 PM

    High Noon Saloon

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